Nursing licenses are issued to people who have completed a number of years of nursing practice and who wish to continue their career in nursing.
There are different types of nursing licenses, including a nursing license that allows a nurse to practice for up to five years, a nursing licensure that allows you to practice nursing for up or three years, and a nursing credential.
If you have a nursing degree, you may also be able to receive a nursing education certificate.
You can apply for a nursing certification from any state.
You may also obtain a nursing licensing from a nursing association or another state.
For more information, visit the Nursing Licensing Information Center at nursing.gov/licenses.
The Department of Health and Human Services is also the authority to renew a nursing nursing license.
The expiration date for a new nursing license can vary depending on the nursing organization you are a member of, the nursing license type you have received, and the state in which you reside.
Learn more about nursing licensing.
You’ll need to renew your nursing license at least every six months.
The deadline for renewing a nursing board license varies from state to state.
To learn more about renewing your nursing board, visit nursing.com/licensing.
To renew your license for your nursing organization, visit your local state licensing office.
If your nursing licensor is licensed in more than one state, you’ll need a nursing agency to sign off on your nursing agency’s renewal application.
Learn about renewals for nursing licensors.